There is barly a week left until christmas and I am already a little bit excited. In my last blog post just a few days ago I told you how busy I had been. But last friday night I did all the stuff which had to be done before the end of the year. Finally! And I plan not to check my professional e-mails and take a break from my professional Facebook account. So I could enjoy this last weekend before christmas to the full when the family of my husband visited us. I just love those lovely evenings with our families and friends anyway and it makes it so much funnier and more relaxing since I know I don’t have to check my e-mails later when I am back at home.
If we are connected through Instagram you may have noticed I cut down and off some things in my daily nutrition. It started with some health issues some weeks ago. I had stomachache, felt sluggish and was in a bad mood all the time. I guess it was caused by stress I had at that time and you maybe know my stomach is my weak point. But when it became a little calmer I still didn’t feel very good. So I started to cut down my intake of refinded sugar and dairy products, which I have never tolerated very well, especially in great quantity. That’s really hard for me, because I love butter, cream, yogurt and cheese. So if you cut these things you eat less cakes and bread automaticly. And because I felt so much better without eating wheat, I cut off all grains, which contain gluten. What started as a trial becomes more and more a fixed part in my life, because I have a better well-being since that dietary change. But for …
Okay, I know this is already the second cheesecake recipe within a short period of time. But a.) in my opinion you can’t have enough recipes for cheesecakes, b.) the first one isn’t a blueberry cheesecake recipe and c.) I post this recipe rather for my brother than for me. So, before you have a look at the recipe you need to know my brother is a kind of fitness freak and was living on a low carb diet for some weeks or months. Well, actually this is definitely not my kind of nutrition or let’s call it lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong I work in the fitness industrie and I am very much in favour of being active and eating (quite) healthy. But I believe more in real food, variety, pleasure, indulgence and loving life. This also includes a (more or less large) slice of cake for me. And, just between you and me, my brother wouldn’t not be my brother if he doesn’t love to eat and crave cake from time to time, too.
Some of you asked me for recipe for this lemon cheesecake, when I was posting a picture on Instagram some weeks (or even months) ago. And I know I promised to post the recipe on the blog very soon. Those who know me in real life know I always want to keep my promises and I feel very bad whenever I cannot. So please excuse me for letting you waiting. But I have been very busy last month that I could not even write one post (and those who are connected with me through Instagram probably noticed there have also been a large lack of pictures). Actually I even have some more recipes I have already taken photos for and I hope I will finally have time to post all of them in the coming weeks. Of course I know there is no pressure to do that. But all you lovely people out there, who appriciate my work and motivate me, just make me want to give some of that love back.